Transportation Headlines on Paper.li

8/17/2010

Walk Score's Transit Score, Bus Seat Belts, Research Roundup, Vintage Subway Posters, LEED Dangers, High-Speed Catenary Tram & More

AFL-CIO Pushes For Mass Transit Jobs In Los Angeles
Apollo Blog

Assessing The Cost Of High Speed Rail
California High Speed Rail Blog

City To Retrofit Buses With GPS Tracking
NYU News

Deadliest For Walkers: Male Drivers, Left Turns
New York Times

Defining A Transit Wireless Blueprint
Mass Transit

Demand For High-Speed Rail Funding Swells
Reuters

A Desert City That Didn't Fan Out: Nathan Mendelsohn, A Professor Turned Developer, Believed California City Would Become The State's Next Metropolis. Instead It's A Sleepy Outpost That Exists Largely In The Imagination
Los Angeles Times

A Field Guide To Transit Quarrels
Human Transit

Goodbye Land Transit? Say Hello To The New Flying Suntram (Denver's high-speed regional transportation system supported primarily by a catenary cable: a flying tram that carries cars and passengers high above the roads and bridges, at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour)
Infrastructurist
Suntram Video Via YouTube

Helmets Ready! Mayor Hosts First Bike Summit
StreetsBlog LA

LEED Building Standards Fail To Protect Human Health
Yale Environment 360

Living In A Walker's Paradise?
The City Fix

Los Angeles Unified Transportation Recognized For Achievements In CNG
School Transportation News

NHTSA Working To Improve Motorcoach Safety With Lap-Shoulder Belt Requirement
U.S. DOT Fast Lane Blog

OCTA Moves Forward With Long-Term Traffic Relief Plan In Central County: Agency Will Seek Funding To Begin Improvements to Freeways, Streets, Transit In The Area Over The Next 25 Years
OC Metro

Outgunned And Outnumbered, California High-Speed Rail Opponents Have Numerous Options To Fight Back
Mass Transit

Rail Safety: Making The Railroad Mantra "Safety First" More Than Words In A Manual
Progressive Railroading

Railroads' Guarded Secret: Not Even HAZMAT Teams Are Told What's On Train
Press Connects

Research Roundup: Transit Benefits & Costs, Highway Funding, Bus & Rail Transit, Security & Procurements
Metro Transportation Library Primary Resources Blog

San Gabriel Selling Old Street Signs Steeped In History
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Smarter Cities: Crowdsourcing Ideas For Urban Innovation
Big Think
Smarter Cities

TRB Webinar: Toward Zero Deaths ("TRB is conducting a webinar or “web seminar” on August 25-26, 2010, of a stakeholder workshop that will gather input for developing and implementing a national strategic highway safety plan. Registration is free; however, participants must register in advance of the workshop.")
U.S. Transportation Research Board
Registration

Vintage Tokyo Subway Manner Posters (Must-see posters reminding subway riders of proper behavior)
Pink Tentacle

Walk Score Expands Into Transit Score; Housing Plus Transportation Costs
Transportation For America
TransitScore

Well, Where SHOULD We Develop In LA?
CityWatch

White House Under Fire For Unspent Infrastructure Cash
Wall Street Journal